Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 20 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 13.85% 8.51% 16.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.06% 9.20% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Andover median daily rate £363 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £319 £291 £298
90th Percentile £426 £463 £480
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £350 £354
% change year-on-year - -1.06% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £16.08 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +7.20% -57.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Andover
Contract vacancies in Andover with a recognized job title 64 87 76
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.46% 92.55% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 37
Andover median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £320 £330 £316
90th Percentile £454 £563 £480
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.50% - +42.86%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Andover

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Andover

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle APEX
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) F#
4 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) API Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 6 (66.67%) Software AG
4 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
4 6 (66.67%) LoadRunner
4 6 (66.67%) webMethods
4 6 (66.67%) HP
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) Web Services
4 6 (66.67%) Java
4 6 (66.67%) .NET
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (55.56%) Ant
5 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 3 (33.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 6 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 5 (55.56%) Ant
3 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
3 5 (55.56%) TestNG
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (11.11%) Toad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) API Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) F#
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Software AG
2 6 (66.67%) webMethods
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) VMware